3 Days Chimpanzee tracking tour.

Code: NBHTY
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
Category:
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Travel west to the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains to trek through one of Uganda’s pristine rainforests. You will be tracking one of our distant cousins, the chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park. Watch these noisy yet illusive creatures, swinging from the trees before taking opportunity to swim in the Nadali-Kasenda crater lakes and search for other primates in the beautiful Magombe swamp.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONEntebbe/ Kampala
DEPARTURE TIME7.30Am

INCLUDES:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit.
  • Transport in a fuelled four wheel drive safari car
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water in the car
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

EXCLUDES:

  • International airfares & Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation in Entebbe/ Kampala
  • Other personal items.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Anything else not mentioned in our itinerary.


 

3 days Chimpanzee tracking Safari itinerary:

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DAY 1: HEADING WEST AND INTO BIGODI SWAMP

You will be picked early in the morning from Kampala (or Entebbe) and head west to the Kibale Forest National Park in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. You will reach Fort Portal town by lunchtime with time to stop off to look around the town and enjoy your lunch. You will then drive south through rolling hills dotted with crater lakes to reach the edge of Kibale Forest National Park before passing through the forest to reach the Bigodi Swamp, a protected RAMSAR site. In Bigodi Swamp a guide will meet you; who will take you on your walk through Magombe Swamp, a RAMSAR site. Your guide will be able to identify the local flora and fauna as well as the eight species of monkey including red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey’s, L’Hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus, and perhaps the occasional chimpanzee. Your driver guide will then take you on to your accommodation on the edge of the forest where you will be able to relax for the evening. “Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse Meal Plan: (Lunch) The Dutchess, Fort Portal (Dinner) Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse “

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DAY 2: TRACKING THE CHIMPANZEES.

This morning you will be up early to meet with your Uganda Wildlife Authority guides who will give you a briefing on tracking the chimpanzees in the forest. This is the best place in Uganda to find our amazing cousins and your guides will instruct you and provide detailed information along the way. Depending on where the chimps have spent the night, you should take around four to five hours to complete the tracking. Once you have found the group amongst the dense rainforest you will spend an intimate hour with them, watching them play, socialise and eat. You’ll then leave the forest for your own tasty lunch. This afternoon you will have time to relax at your lodge after your early start this morning. If you are still full of energy you will also have the car and driver available to explore the surrounding area before you return to your lodge for a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the African bush. Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse Meal Plan: (Breakfast) Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Picnic Lunch) Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Dinner) Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse.

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DAY 3: CRATER LAKES AND HEADING HOME

This morning you will leave Kibale Forest and enter the Ndali-Kasenda crater lake fields to the west of the forest. The crater fields were created during the volcanic upheaval of the creation of The Great Rift Valley and consist of many stunning pools dotting the landscape. You will be joined by a guide in the field, who will take you around the crater lakes, waterfall and lava pipe as well as identify to local flora, fauna and give you the local history of the area and its people. You will also get the chance to take a refreshing swim in one of the pools with a splendid backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountain range on the horizon. The lakes here are safe to swim in as there is no Bilharzia, crocodiles or hippos so make sure you bring your swimming gear! After a picnic lunch you will make your way back out of the crater lake fields and head back to Fort Portal town before making your return journey back to Kampala (or Entebbe) arriving by early evening.

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